Ghost boys [electronic resource].
eBook

Ghost boys [electronic resource].

By Rhodes, Jewell Parker, author
OverDrive, Inc.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360.

Genre Electronic books.

Audience Youth 0-15 years

ISBN 9780316262248

Bib Id 2312791

Description 1 online resource

More Details

Leader
03488nam a2200505Ka 4500
ISBN
9780316262248 (electronic bk)
0316262242 (eBook) : $51.00
Title
Ghost boys [electronic resource].
Publication Information
Description
1 online resource
Summary
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. An instant New York Times bestseller An instant IndieBound bestseller The #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick A Walter Award winner Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.
Audience
Text Difficulty K - Text Difficulty 2
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
3
Reproduction
Electronic reproduction. New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2018. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6583 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Genre/Form
Electronic books
Added Author

FORMATS

SERIES

TAGS

Availability

Locations